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Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

Google launches Android 11 beta with better privacy controls

Among its features, users will be asked if they wish to grant an app access to their location for just one time.

11 Jun 2020 8:41 PM

What are you doing about fake news, EU asks Google, Facebook, wants monthly reports

Open up and offer more evidence that measures taken are working well, European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova says.

10 Jun 2020 7:39 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledges USD 37 million to fight racism

Pichai also urged his employees to stand together in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honour

04 Jun 2020 2:38 PM

Trump administration says won't let India, others tax US tech firms like Google

The US Trade Representative office has announced investigations into nations, including India, with digital services tax.

03 Jun 2020 10:40 PM

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Google takes down popular Indian app that removed Chinese apps

The app, “Remove China Apps” had become top trending free app on Google’s mobile app store in India with five million downloads

03 Jun 2020 3:44 PM

Sundar Pichai throws Google's weight behind black community in US; had opposed Muslim ban earlier

Although he did not comment on the discriminating Citizenship Amendment Act in India, he has spoken up for Muslims during Trump’s Muslim ban

01 Jun 2020 7:07 PM

Nope, not gonna show you the money: Google snubs Australia government demand to pay news publishers

Google claimed it made barely Aus$10 million per year from news-linked advertising, a fraction of a government watchdog’s estimates.

01 Jun 2020 5:47 PM

Google detects coronavirus-themed phishing attacks by firms in India posing as WHO, banks

The sites typically feature fake login pages that prompt potential victims to give up their Google account credentials and phone numbers

31 May 2020 7:11 PM

Google’s new AR camera tool will help you maintain social distance

As the lockdown is all but over in non-containment zones, it’s up to you to keep safe.

30 May 2020 8:05 PM

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Google could pick up stake in Vodafone Idea

A report in the Financial Times says Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is looking to buy 5 per cent stake in Vodafone's India business.

28 May 2020 11:26 PM

Did you know Google is tracking your location even if you opted not to share it? Lawsuit says so

The state of Arizona is taking Google to court after an investigation found it’s impossible to stop Google from tracking your movements.

28 May 2020 5:52 PM

Aussie papers go digital, downsize as COVID, unpaid content aggregation by Google, Facebook take toll

Ad revenue has declined making print operations unsustainable while Big Tech makes money on newspaper content without paying the publishers.

28 May 2020 4:43 PM

Amazon trucks could soon be self-driven: Ecommerce giant may buy robo-taxi startup Zoox, says WSJ

Zoox was founded in 2014 with a mission to build a “fleet of fully autonomous, battery electric, zero-emission vehicles".

27 May 2020 5:11 PM

Big technology firms should be stopped from turning the world into a China, Noam Chomsky says

He is referring to China's social credit system that tracks citizens to award/deduct points on a score determining one's access to services.

25 May 2020 5:08 PM

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IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna, on a path to sharpen focus of company, cuts US jobs likely in thousands

The company will eliminate software and services that don’t align with its top two focus areas: cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

23 May 2020 7:35 PM

Work from home being sold as the new culture by tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter

It enables companies to cut the cost of rent, power and other charges from maintaining an office

22 May 2020 4:54 PM

After a long wait, Google and Apple release their joint COVID app technology

It uses Bluetooth technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive.

21 May 2020 7:55 PM

Reminded of its climate change pledge, Google says it will stop building AI tools for oil extraction

Greenpeace report said Amazon, Microsoft, Google undermining their own climate pledges by partnering with Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

20 May 2020 7:45 PM

Not willing to let Google, Apple set terms, France building own government-monitored COVID app

France, Britain, Norway say government needs access data to combat virus whereas the tech firms say they are adhering to data privacy norms.

20 May 2020 4:21 PM

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